Jury Duty Here Comes the Fudge
The (food)court is in session, and the judge is calling for five pounds of delicious fudge. This rich, chocolate treat takes less than 30-minutes, and can be made a variety of ways. Throw in chopped walnuts or pecans for a little crunch, or tweak the recipe and use white-chocolate. Either way, it?s a unanimous verdict: this stuff?s delicious.
You will need:
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
2 cups canned evaporated milk
1 cup Dutch-processed cocoa
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 tablespoons butter
8 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
3 cups walnuts or pecans, chopped
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You can also make white chocolate-coconut fudge, substituting white chocolate for the unsweetened chocolate and grated coconut for the cocoa.
Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, overlapping the sides; butter the
foil and set aside.
Place chopped, unsweetened chocolate in a medium mixing bowl and set
Combine the sugar, salt, corn syrup, evaporated milk, and cocoa in a
Stir the mixture together over low heat until dissolved, about 5 minutes.
Increase heat to medium and slowly bring the mixture to a boil.
Boil without stirring for 10 minutes, or until a candy thermometer
Remove from heat and cool 2 minutes before adding and stirring in the
butter and vanilla with a wooden spoon.
Pour this hot mixture over the unsweetened chocolate and stir until
Continue stirring for 5-10 minutes until the fudge begins to lose its
Stir in the chopped nuts and scrape the mixture into the prepared pan.
Smooth out the top; cover and refrigerate until firm.
Summon your guests and serve (or better yet, serve a summons to our
Sequester everyone until the kitchen is spotless.
Makes about 3 lbs.